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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
The 2014 study, Freshman Year Financial Aid Nudges: An Experiment to Increase FAFSA Renewal and College Persistence, measured the impact of sending text message reminders regarding annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) renewal to first-year college students who were already receiving financial aid. The study sample included 808…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Financial Aid Applicants, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Student Financial Aid
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Castleman, Benjamin L.; Page, Lindsay C. – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
While considerable effort has been invested to increase FAFSA completion among high school seniors, there has been much less investment to ensure that college freshmen re-apply for financial aid. Text messaging is a promising approach to inform students of important stages in the financial aid re-application process and to connect them to…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Financial Aid, Academic Persistence, Financial Aid Applicants